Five years ago today, I sat in a hotel room in Shreveport, Louisiana awaiting the fate on my City while Hurricane Katrina unleashed her wrath. We packed for a typical three day Hurricane evacuation (or “Hurrication” as we loving joke), but had no clue that those clothes would have to last us over three weeks.
Watching the news was painful as we learned of the water pouring into our City and homes. But out of the dark, always comes a light, right (at least Gloria Estefan always said so)? One of the great things that happened to New Orleans post Katrina was the overwhelming sense of volunteerism. One of the companies that darted to the South to help out was Tide. Creating the Tide Loads of Hope program was a true blessing to the citizens of New Orleans. A truck housing 30 washers and dryers and staffed with volunteers to wash your clothes for FREE was refreshing!
Tide is celebrating five years of their Loads of Hope program which has now washed over 36,000 loads of clothes across the Country. To commemorate the milestone, Tide put together a fabulous FREE concert with Faith Hill and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band for the residents of the Gulf Coast. I had such a blast letting go of the stress of the week and dancing along with Faith and my friends!
I have been fortunate to enough to visit the P&G Headquarters in Cincinnati and see first hand what a great group of people work at Tide. I got to venture into the labs (which was totally up my alley) to see what the brand has been working on. Upon viewing the Tide with Acti-Lift demonstration, I could not wait to share it with my readers. If you have little ones at daycare like I do, you know that just about every outfit comes home with stains and some are nearly impossible to release. Tide with Acti-Lift can break up even dried on stains and lift them away from your clothes. Honestly, I have never seen anything like it!
Another great P&G product is the new Ultra Downy April Fresh! Don’t you just love the way clean sheets make you feel? Do you feel like you sleep better on fresh sheets? Now you can have that feeling all week long! The new Ultra Downy April Fresh stays smelling and feeling fresh for seven…yes, SEVEN….whole days with the Renewing Scent Pearl Technology! I have had the opportunity to try this fabric softener after I received a sample at BlogHer 2010, and I can say that my sheets did feel clean longer than with my traditional softener.
Instead of reliving the horrible events of Hurricane Katrina five years ago, I have tried to remain focused on the positive. And thanks to Tide and Downy, I get to share this sense of renewal with one of my lucky readers! One of you will win and ENTIRE YEAR of both Tide with Acti-Lift and Ultra Downy (12 coupons for FREE Tide and 12 coupons for FREE Downy)!!
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Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on September 20th. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.